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NYC Mayor Bloomberg announces green roof initiative

October 04, 2010
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NEW YORK — New York City''s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is about to add a whole lot of greenery to the concrete jungle, according to the Inhabitat.
Bloomberg just announced a campaign to install green roofs, sidewalks and porous parking lots in order to capture excess rainwater and runoff, the article noted.
The idea comes as part of Bloomberg''s PlaNYC goal of making 90 percent of New York City''s waterways suitable for recreation — right now, excess sewer and rain runoff is making them unsuited for fun, the article stated.
According to the article, the proposed green surfaces would eliminate 40 percent of the existing runoff into the waterways and save taxpayers $2.4 billion dollars over the next 20 years.
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